Chicken Schnitzel & Eggplant Parmigiana

15 mins Prep
30 mins Cook
4 Serves
  • 400g Lilydale Free Range Herb Ciabatta Chicken Schnitzels
  • olive oil, for shallow frying
  • 400g eggplant, cut into 1cm thick rounds
  • 500g jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 180g tub bocconcini, drained and torn
  • Basil leaves, steamed broccolini and crusty bread, to serve
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  1. Cook Lilydale Herb Ciabatta Chicken Schnitzels following packet directions, for 15 minutes (instead of 25 minutes as per packet directions).
  2. Meanwhile, heat ½ cm oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook eggplant, in 2 batches (adding extra oil as needed), for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden. Drain on paper towel.
  3. Pour tomato sauce into a heatproof bowl, cover and heat in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes until hot and bubbling.
  4. Pour two thirds of the hot tomato sauce into a 6-cup (about 5cm deep) baking dish. Arrange eggplant and schnitzels in sauce. Drizzle with the remaining tomato sauce and scatter with bocconcini. Bake at 180˚C fan-forced for 12-15 minutes until bocconcini begins to melt. Scatter with basil leaves. Serve with steamed broccolini and crusty bread.
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